West LA Watermain

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At 9:59 p.m. Monday morning, LAFD responded to a reported water main in the 2100 block of S Patricia Ave. Crews arriving located a high pressure water leak shooting out approximately 40 feet, causing heavy flooding, damaging the streets as well as one residence. DWP was requested, and it is unknown how many customers will be without service during repairs.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Authorities were working to shut off a high-pressure water leak Monday evening in West Los Angeles that damaged pavement and caused flooding in one home. The leak, which was at risk of flooding nearby homes, was reported just before 10 p.m. at 2125 Patricia Ave., near Olympic Boulevard, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. No injuries were reported, he said. “Though the bulk of water flow was briefly stemmed when LAFD closed one large subterranean valve, residual pressure in the neighborhood’s complex water supply network has led to a continued water flow that may lead to flood danger at some nearby homes beyond the one already flooded,” Humphrey said. Crews were working to close subterranean system valves in the neighborhood while waiting for crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to arrive, he said. Patricia Avenue was closed to all traffic between Holmby and Louisiana avenues while the repairs were being made.

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